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“Fantastic day out at York Races”
Review of York Racecourse

York Racecourse
Ranked #23 of 208 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Our office hours for enquiries are Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm. Please visit our website for York Races Fixtures, which often include Saturdays.
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Lovely racecourse, plenty of bars so we didnt have to wait to get a drink. Plenty of variety of places to eat

Thank HWJ1
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We visited for the last day of the season at York and it was a great day with great atmosphere! Arriving by car is very easy indeed, we got there just before lunch and the only delay getting in was due to roadworks nothing to do with the race organisation. Plenty of FREE parking close to the entrance. We had tickets for the Grandstand & Paddock area which is more than you need. You get all the access that you need, unless you want to drink in the Moet bar or the fancy restaurants (we were there to experience the racing not the champagne)! It was very busy with a large number of people getting very dressed up even though it was October, slightly damp and not that warm. It was a great atmosphere with a mix of people on stag/hen parties to families to serious race goers. Although there are large numbers of people there it is still easy to place bets, get drinks, although gents do have to queue for the loo! For the admission they charge this is a great day out...looking forward to the start of next season! Only downfall, not all my horses won...they could do with improving this!!! ;-)

Thank RandSHowell
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The County Stand was extremely over crowded and was not adequately cleaned. Bar staff didn't excel in friendliness. John Smith's bitter was poor.

I suppose the poor weather didn't help with the over crowding. I wouldn't go back due to the excessive over crowding in the County Stand but the venue is overall good.

Thank brussels21
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

We went for our Wedding Anniversary to the Saturday of the October race meet. Signage from the ring road was excellent, car parking convenient and facilities very good even if the weather was a bit inclement.
The main stand may not be Ascot but it is still impressive on four floors even if you only pay £18 entrance for Grandstand access. Most people were making a real day of it but for us guys as we weren't drinking, it left us in the small minority. I am not sure the County Stand upgrade is necessary unless you are dining in one of the upmarket restaurants

3  Thank Neil P
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

York race course is a favourite day out. We live about an hour away. We travel there and back by train and always buy county stand tickets. The county stand gives access to most if not all areas of the course. We always head to the champagne bar and take it from there. The atmosphere is,lovely, the crowds good natured and friendly. The dress code is smart. This is a lovely day out for a group of girls wanting to dress up and drinks champagne all day. Or perhaps a group of friends who just want to enjoy racing. Classy surroundings. My only criticism is that the food offerings can be limited. We like seafood and eat at the little bar which offers champagne and a seafood platter. If we don't eat here we get a sandwich, these are over priced and the selection is a little strange. Food is the only drawback, in every other way this is a great day if you like the sport of kings!!

1  Thank AnnieNorthernEngland
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